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Arsenal trigger release clause in Jamie Vardy's Leicester contract - report

Published 03/06/2016 | 19:15

Leicester hitman Jamie Vardy
Leicester hitman Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy's loyalty to Leicester looks set to be tested with the news that Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for the striker.

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Guardian reporter Stuart James tweeted that Arsenal have triggered the release clause in Vardy's contract. Of course, that doesn't automatically mean that the striker will depart.

Famously, Arsenal did the same with Luis Suarez in the summer of 2013, making a bid of £40m for the striker, which was his release clause, plus one pound.

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Liverpool held firm and Suarez went on to have a season for the ages as the Reds almost snatched the Premier League title. According to the report, Leicester will look to block the transfer in a similar manner in order to hold onto their valuable striker.

Vardy, who will play with England at Euro 2016, was in scorching form for title-winning Leicester last season, netting 24 times in the league.

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